Jon M. Chu Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Jon M. Chu Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight74 kg
Date of BirthNovember 2, 1979
Zodiac SignScorpio
SpouseKristin Hodge

Jon M. Chu is a talented filmmaker of Chinese and Taiwanese origin. He is well known for his films like Step Up 2: The Streets, The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Step Up: Revolution, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Justin Bieber’s Believe, Step Up: All In, Jem and the Holograms, Now You See Me 2, and Crazy Rich Asians. Jon has won the Princess Grace Award, the Dore Schary Award, and the Jack Nicholson directing award. He has over 800k followers on Twitter, more than 400k followers on Instagram, and over 30 million views on his YouTube channel.

Born Name

Jonathan Murray Chu

Nick Name

Jon M. Chu

Jon M. Chu at the red carpet movie premiere of 'G.I. Joe Retaliation' in March 2013
Jon M. Chu at the red carpet movie premiere of ‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’ in March 2013 (Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Palo Alto, California, United States

Residence

Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Jon M. Chu studied at the Pinewood School in Los Altos, until 12th grade. Later, he attended the USC School of Cinema-Television in Los Angeles, California.

Occupation

Filmmaker

Family

  • Father – Lawrence Chu (Chef, Owner of Chef Chu’s)
  • Mother – Ruth Chu (Co-Owner of Chef Chu’s)
  • Siblings – Larry Chu Jr. (Older Brother), Christina Chu (Older Sister), Jennifer Chu (Older Sister), Howard Chu (Older Brother)

Manager

Jon M. Chu is managed by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jon M. Chu has dated –

  1. Kristin Hodge – Jon has been in a relationship with his girlfriend, graphic designer Kristin Hodge, for a long time. The couple finally tied the knot on July 27, 2018, amidst family and friends in Napa Valley. They have a daughter named Willow Amelia Chu (born July 16, 2017).
Jon M. Chu with his family in a Christmas picture in December 2017
Jon M. Chu with his family in a Christmas picture in December 2017 (Jon M. Chu / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He has Chinese ancestry on his father’s side and is of Taiwanese descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Black (Natural)

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Squared jawline

Brand Endorsements

Jon M. Chu has not endorsed any brand yet.

(From Left to Right) Jon M. Chu, Adrianne Palicki, D.J. Cotrona, and Byung-Hun Lee at the red carpet movie premiere of 'G.I. Joe Retaliation' in March 2013
(From Left to Right) Jon M. Chu, Adrianne Palicki, D.J. Cotrona, and Byung-Hun Lee at the red carpet movie premiere of ‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’ in March 2013 (Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Best Known For

  • Directing many commercially successful films and series including Step Up 2: The Streets (2008), Step Up 3D (2010), The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (2010-2011), Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011), Step Up: Revolution (2012), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Justin Bieber’s Believe (2013), Step Up: All In (2014), Jem and the Holograms (2015), Now You See Me 2 (2016), and Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

First TV Show

In 2008, he made his first TV show appearance on the talk-show, Up Close with Carrie Keagan.

Jon M. Chu Favorite Things

  • Spots In Singapore – Gardens by the Bay, Raffles Hotel, Merlion
Source – Harper’s BAZAAR
Jon M. Chu (Left) with Ken Jeong in August 2018
Jon M. Chu (Left) with Ken Jeong in August 2018 (Jon M. Chu / Instagram)

Jon M. Chu Facts

  1. He grew up in Los Altos, California.
  2. While in school, he served as the student body president.
  3. He was an active child and learned tap dancing at the local San Juan School of Dance.
  4. Growing up, he also took lessons in piano, drums, saxophone, violin, and guitar.
  5. He was discovered by Steven Spielberg who recognized his talent after watching his short film, When the Kids Are Away.
  6. He has won the Princess Grace Award, the Dore Schary Award, the Jack Nicholson directing award, and was an IFP /West Project honoree.
  7. Some of his projects as a producer include Dance Camp (2016), Jem and the Holograms (2015), Step Up All In (2014), Today’s the Day (2012), Step Up Revolution (2012), and The Secret of the Magic Gourd (2007).
  8. His trademark as a filmmaker is that he likes to incorporate dance sequences in his films.
  9. In 2011, he won the “Digital Pioneer Award” at International Emmy Award and AdAge’s Vanguard Award for “Outstanding Web Series” for innovative content on his YouTube channel.
  10. Follow Jon M. Chu on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Featured Image by Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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